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919...... 60 killed in a matter of 2 weeks.

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Killing for Profit - Exposing the illegal rhino horn trade

Latest official rhino poaching figures for South Africa indicate that at least 919 rhino have been poached so far this year. That is 251 more than in 2012 and 471 more than in 2011.

With the latest change of project, please note that not a single donation is lost. It goes to the same cause but in a different place. Still fighting hard!! http://www.crowdrise.com/mkomaziproject/fundraiser/TomHardy

Name change for Kora project appeal to Mkomazi Project Very sadly, the decision has been made to pull out of Kora, at least for the next year. The situation there has become increasingly dangerous and Tony Fitzjohn will be keeping his full focus on Mkomazi National Park,on the Kenyan/Tanzania border...
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Name change for Kora project appeal to Mkomazi Project

 

Very sadly, the decision has been made to pull out of Kora, at least for the next year. The situation there has become increasingly dangerous and Tony Fitzjohn will be keeping his full focus on Mkomazi National Park,on the Kenyan/Tanzania border where he has been working for the past 24 ye...ars.

He will be continuing the acclaimed rhino and wild dog projects, along with infrastructure and an extensive outreach programme including the building of a Vocational Training College in the local village of Gonja.

 

However he is still committed to funding an Independent Consultant to undertake the Environmental Impact Assessment for the Kora Fence and this has already started. It is of critical importance, and should there be a return to Kora at a later date, invaluable to have as a starting point for further progress, saving months of bureaucratic wrangling and sensitizations of  both the communities and central and regional governments.

 We would like to thank all of you most sincerely for your donations and ask that you continue to make donations to this ground breaking and worthwhile cause.

 

More about Tony's Mkomazi Project can be found here

 

http://www.wildlifenow.com/mkomazi-national-park.html                 

         

 

Tommy

 

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The Kind of news Mr.. Hardy would certainly adore! Elephants can track down poachers and dogs help rangers in their war against poaching!

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Save the Rhino International

Follow the link to read a fantastic article by Jamie Gaymer from Ol Jogi wildlife conservation area in Kenya, on the importance of dogs in helping rhino conservation efforts.
http://www.savetherhino.org/…/aplrs_kenya/a_rhinos_best_fri…

"Overall, the available research suggests that there are between 3 000 to 5 000 African wild dogs left in the wild today, spread throughout 14 countries." 3000 to 5000 wild dogs left in Africa, not in a country but on the entire African continent.
http://travelnewsnamibia.com/…/small-step-for-namibia-hug…/…

The African wild dog smells, to put it mildly, unpleasant. Aesthetically, not many would say that it ticks the boxes for a pretty face either. But these slightly off-putting cosmetic characteristics is not why the African wild dog, Lycaon pictus, is in very serious trouble - in Namibia and the rest…
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And you can have an idea of that heartbreaking high pitch in "Poaching Wars with Tom Hardy" for the one who might don't remember.

Rhino poaching is at an all-time high, but will legalizing the horn trade stop the slaughter or seal the species' fate?
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Getting always more closer to the thousand rhinos killed. So far 860 carcasses found this year. 668 in 2012. Please share. Thanks.

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Killing for Profit - Exposing the illegal rhino horn trade

Latest official rhino poaching figures for South Africa: The carcasses of 860 rhino killed by poachers have been found so far this year, compared to 668 in all of 2012.

Look what I found on Youtube! 2 baby rhinos playing in Kruger Park. Filmed by Arno Durandt. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIdGvF1edmk Share!!

Rare sighting of two baby rhinos playing in the Kruger National Park November 2011 - filmed by Arno Durandt
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People seem to like hunting. Till a point I can understand it but when it comes to kill endangered animals it does not make sense anymore. So some tv presenter of Minnesota Melissa Bachman has posted proudly her picture of her trophy and good for her she has been ashamed by ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/…/smiling-hunters-dead-lion-ph…/story… In a way I guess due to medias talking about rhinos and elephants poaiching people tend to forget that Lions are on a tragic way to exctinction. Around 100 000 animals in the 60's for a drastic result of a 35 00 animals nowdays. Not only those horrendous hunts endagered lions but it put in dangerous an entire wildlife. Read more about on another ABC article here. http://abcnews.go.com/…/king-tragic-plight-lions-afr…/story…

A Minnesota-based television presenter and big-game hunter's photo of herself posing with a lion she'd killed in South Africa comes as conservationists warn that the big cats could be gone from the wild in the next decade. According to a new report, 75 percent of the wild lion population has been...
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it is very good news! Finally going forward a bit.

The US and China are joining efforts to combat wildlife trafficking, one of the most lucrative forms of transnational organized crime.
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Please sign the petition. Kill Rhinos to prevent them to extinct?? Someone has to explain us the logic behind it.

Please sign and share this petition to put an end to killing Rhinos as a way to keep them from becoming... (12022 signatures on petition)
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Horses can help into rhinos conservation. yes sir!

(A version of this article was originally published in The Horn, Autumn 2013. Author: Dennis Kelly, Sections Ranger, Nqumeni Outpost, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park)
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Hard to not smile at that. Unicorn are real!!!!

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JJ van der Westhuizen to Rhinose Foundation

This is so perfect...please share this

Today I had a reminder. Due to media rhinos and elephants are more talked as victims of poaching but let's not forget about those beautiful creature the Lions. Please have a look at George Adamson's website and learn more about his life, his tragic death trying to save lions and his amazing work he did with his wife Joy and Tony Fitzroy from WildlifeNOW Thanks http://www.georgeadamson.org/ http://www.fatheroflions.org/ https://www.google.co.uk/#q=george+adamson

TANAPA We are working with TANAPA to build a new road from the Ngurunga Hills to Kavateta and then across to the Mbula water hole. This will help with increased ranger patrols and it will also give easier access to tourists or TANAPA staff who are going to Maore. [more]
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"Illegal wildlife trafficking is one of the world's top criminal activities – ranked alongside drugs, arms and human trafficking." We posted a few weeks ago about the impact of poaching in therrorist and criminal activities. Reality....sadly.

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Save the Rhino International

Illegal wildlife trafficking is one of the world's top criminal activities – ranked alongside drugs, arms and human trafficking.
Recently, there have been nume...rous reports linking elephant and rhino poaching to funding terrorism activities.
Read our full article on our website's 'thorny issues' section.
http://www.savetherhino.org/…/is_elephant_and_rhino_poachin…

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Poisoning by local ranchers, other human-related issues are putting the king of the jungle in jeopardy of losing the title.
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Unfortunately it is getting worse. 790 rhinos dead. An increase of 5000% since 2007.

Since 2007 there South Africa has seen a 5000% increase in rhino poaching, with more than 746 rhinos lost so far during 2013.
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